Hi! Engaging, challenging and representative resources. I hope these save you a lot of time and your kids enjoy them as much as mine do. I' was an English teacher for twelve years and worked in a variety of schools including a chain of outstanding academies which I made resources for. I taught KS 3 - 5 until 2018 and have taught for the AQA, WJEC and CIE exam boards. I have taught SEN students, mixed ability classes, set groups and G&T.

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These lessons cover guided reading of chapters 11 and 13 from Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals, an autobiographical account of his family's time in Corfu.

These lessons guide the students' reading of extracts from the chapters as well as analysing the language features used by Durrell so evocatively. There are a range of games, questions and activities to keep all abilities of students interested and making rapid progress.

Drama is used to aid students' understanding of chapter 11 and to compare the Durrell's party with the Capulet party in Romeo and Juliet to guide students towards comparing texts.

The Snow White Villa focuses on students' writing skills. After reading the extract from the chapter they are guided towards writing entertaining descriptions of animals. This was a really fun lesson and was used as their end of unit writing assessment.

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My Family and Other Animals - Travel Autobiographies - Reading and Writing

A really fun and exciting complete scheme of work with at least 10 double lessons' worth of activities. Each colourful and user-friendly PPT is complete and ready to go with almost no prep time. You'll find differentiated objectives, starters, development activities, guided reading and comprehension tasks, guided writing including building vocabulary, varying sentence openers and writing humorous anecdotes, self-assessment, marking criteria and detailed plenaries. I have taught this to two mixed ability KS3 classes with great success in terms of their progress. I also watched the BBC version with students after reading the selected parts of each chapter. The novel itself is freely available online.


KS3 Reading: My Family and Other Animals

An entire, lesson by lesson SOW with guided reading questions, games, activities and assessments. Although this is reading, there are lots of writing assessments woven in so that students see how the disciplines support each other. I hope it inspires some of your students the way mine have taken to it! I used the pdf of the book which is available online for some of my weaker students and also watched the television series. The resource as a whole was excellent for my G&T students who really enjoyed the family's eccentric lifestyles and saw more than a bit of their own lives paralleled despite the historical context. There are lots of opportunities for cross-curricular learning with Geography and History, so speak to your fellow teachers and see if you can cover it at the same time as they are teaching about WW2, post-colonisation, Greece, coastlines, or Globalisation. Please rate and review it if you enjoy it :)



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